Major Championship at Mohegan Sun
(July 16-17, 2016)
Swinging to the Skies
On Thursday, July 14 the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to the breathtaking Mohegan Sun Resort to host the Major Championship at Mohegan Sun at the amazing Mohegan Sun Golf Club. Sunshine was abundant on Saturday and Sunday with temperatures ranging in the high 80s. The HJGT would like to thank Mohegan Sun Golf Club for allowing us to host our tournament at this magnificent facility. The top performers and champions of the boys and girls divisions received valuable points for Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking. Also AJGA stars were up for grab. The winner of each division will be invited to play in the national championship held later this year in December. The top ten finishers in each division will receive points towards the Hurricane Cup. The golfers came out firing from the opening hole to the last hole.
Aj Sanzaro from Whethersfield, Connecticut was the champion of the boys 16-18 division. AJ started the day trailing by one shot behind Alex Tarbox, Will Grady, and Jack O’Hara. Sanzaro managed to shoot a final round of 75 including a back nine of even par to claim the victory by one stroke. Jack O’Hara from Loudonville, New York and Dustin Cook from Westport, Connecticut finished in a tie for second place with a two-day total of 154. The longest bogey free streak goes to Aj Sanzaro and Dustin Cook with 9 holes. We foresee a bright future for this young boy.
For the boys 14-15 division the player who took home the first place trophy was Burton Fricke from Mendham, New Jersey. Fricke started the final round with a two shot lead. Fricke had an up and down day, but managed to keep his composure to shoot a final round of 81 and winning by nine shots. Colin Cusa from Westport, Connecticut took home the second place with a two-day total of 175. Steven Wieder from Bronxville, New York took home the third place trophy with a two-day score of 196 for the tournament. Burton Fricke and Colin Cusa tied for the lead on the birdie category with 2 for the tournament. Burton Fricke was the leader in the total pars category with a total of 15pars. The players had an amazing experience competing in a very competitive field.
For the boys 11-13 division Will McGriff from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida took home the first place. McGriff started the day with a comfortable lead and managed to keep it during the final day to take home the victory. Bijah LaFollette from New York, New York finished in second place with a two-day total of 186. Cameron Bruan from Scarsedale, New York finished in third place with a two-day total of 203. The streak for most birdies goes to Will McGriff with 2. The longest bogey free streak goes also to McGriff with 4 holes.
Boys Under 10
Dane LaFollette from New York, New York was the champion for the boys under 10 division. LaFollette shot a two-day total of 244. LaFollete is a young boy with a lot of potential and we are ready to see what this kid is made off in the future.
Gabrielle Correia from Yorktown Heights, New York was the champion for the girls 14-18 division. Gabrielle started the day with a three shot lead. Correia didn’t have her best day at the course, but managed to shoot a final round of 82 to edge out Alexandra Sazhin by two strokes. Alexandra Sazhin from New Fairfield, Connecticut finished in second place with a two-day total of 161. Theresa Luu from Mullica Hill, New Jersey finished in third place with a two-day total of 165. Alexandra Sazhin was the leader in the birdie category with 5. Theresa Luu was the leader in the bogey free streak category with 6 holes. The girls had a lot of fun this weekend and enjoyed being surrounded by a lot of great players, who made this tournament a competitive one.
Girls Under 13
Sydney Nethercott was the champion for the girls under 13 division. Nethercott started the day with a two shot lead, but didn’t had her best final round shooting a 82 on Sunday. It was enough to edge Caitlin Tully by 8 shots. Caitlin Tully from Brewster, New York finished in second place with a two-day total of 174. Bimba Carpenter finished in third place with a two-day total of 182. The longest bogey free goes to Nethercott with 5 holes. Nethercott also lead the par category with 18 for the tournament. The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is excited for the future of this young girls.
Weather July 16-17, 2016
Round 1: Low 75, High 88. Sunny Skies, wind 5-10 mph.
Round 2: Low 77, High 89. Sunny Skies, wind 5-10 mph
Tournament Division Yardages:
Boys 16-18: 6,704 yards
Boys 14-15: 6,704 yards
Boys 11-13: 5,750 yards
Boys Under 10: 4,900 yards
Girls 14-18: 5,750 yards
Girls Under 13: 5,342 yards
About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18, and now 10 and under, an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of six age divisions: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys U10, Girls 14-18, and Girls U13. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2016, we have now expanded to the west coast and cover California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon. For more information regarding the 2016 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email firstname.lastname@example.org